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Mid-Week Run and a dead Fitbit

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

For the past couple of weeks, I have been consistently running 2 times a week - on Wednesdays and on Saturdays. I try to do between 4 and six miles, depending on how I feel.

Yesterday my younger son decided to join me for a run. I thought we would walk because in my mind the run would be too much for him, but he is definitely his mother's son - he loves a challenge.

Just before we stepped out, I realized my Fitbit had no display - totally blank, and I thought the battery was low, so I took some time to charge it first. After plugging it in, I decided to check my dashboard and realized that the steps/stairs/calories recorded were much lower than what I expected. For example, I had climbed four floors but the readings showed that I had not climbed a single floor the whole day.

Anyway, I gave it about an hour, then clipped it on and headed out, even though there was still no reading on the display ( I was hoping something would happen along the way!)

DS and I started by walking for about 15 minutes, then we started to run. For some reason, people kept smiling at us as we run along. Whenever he got tired, I encouraged him to walk, while I kept on running at a much slower pace along side him. I really enjoyed his company and he kept encouraging me to go further and further.

We were out for about 70 minutes, we run close to 5 miles and towards the he turned to me and said, "Mum, I am really proud of myself." And I told him "Son, I am really proud of you!"

We had a good time together, got home really sweaty but proud of our efforts for the day.

When I got home, I realized the fitbit was still totally dead and had not recorded any of my activity emoticon .

I sent an email to the Fitbit people and I hope to get it sorted out. But right now I am back to using my bulky Omron pedometer, which I have not used for a year.

Have a wonderful day friends, and stay active.
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    Very cool to spend family time being healthy. Hope your fitbit gets fixed!
    2719 days ago
    What a great way to spend time with your son. I have a feeling he'll remember that proud feeling for a long time.
    2723 days ago
    Isn't it amazing how much it sucks when a device you're used to using fails on you? I had a pedometer I LOVED, and I could only find that kind in one place. It wasn't pricey, which meant that it eventually failed, but I really liked the clip, the way it worked, the display... And now the place sells a more expensive, yet inferior model, and I'm screwed. So I hope your Fitbit issues get resolved quickly.

    I love that you and your son had this healthy and fun bonding time. It'll be something he'll remember forever. I hope you two continue to have this time.
    2723 days ago
    Good Job! Hope he gets hooked the same way you are, then you will have great company and a training partner!
    2723 days ago
    Your description of your run with your son made me smile too. It warms my heart! I'm so glad you enjoyed having him along.
    I hope your Fitbit problem gets sorted out quickly!
    Have a super-awesome week!!!
    ~ Teresa
    2723 days ago
    Great that you had a good run and had quality time with your son. I know you are proud of him and I know he feels the same about you. Good luck with the fitbit.
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    Awesome mother/son run! Hope you get the Fitbit fixed.
    Keep going--you're doing an awesome job!
    2724 days ago
    It's nice you got to spend some time with your son. Sounds like you had a lot of fun while getting all that exercise in.
    2724 days ago
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